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for million americans who remain unemployed. spokes. labor secretary to bloomberg this morning and said that the jobs reports showed steady broad-based growth that would pick up if only they would act on obama's proposal for immigration reform. republicans on the budget conference committee consider letting this through. >> we recognize that when employment -- unemployment is at this level that we should help the long-term unemployed. 1.3 million people will have a lump of coal in their stockings if we don't do this. >> the date to watch there is december 28. before that, they meet on december 17 and 18. a growing number of economists surveyed by bloomberg say that policymakers will decide to taper. that number doubled from 17% to 34% after today's strong jobs report. still in the lead, not by much. they are putting the december taper at 50%. >> the. for more of the november jobs numbers we will take a look at our chief economist. welcome back. good to see you again. is this evidence of a sustainable economic recovery in the u.s.? >> how can it not be sustainable? we are almost four yea
in after state benefits have run out and it was a program started under bush and continued under obama. it went from 99 weeks to 73. i don't know what the right number is but i do know that the 1.3 million americans who are getting unemployment benefits and having the stop on the 28th is bad politics and bad policy. >> today, john boehner told reporters at the presidents real focus ought to be on creating a better environment for our economy and creating more jobs for the american people. those jobs were there, shovel ready jobs that president obama spoke of often, would we be having this discussion about benefits? >> the unemployment rate has gone down from 2000 eight. whether there are enough or not, that is what politicians can debate around the edges. peoplelion, these are who come from all walks of life, white-collar, blue-collar and they need this assistance and what is also happening is some brinksmanship and public negotiating going on. i think they are close to a deal. it will come in higher than the sequestration rates will be hard for a lot of the republicans in the house fo
. peter cook has more. >> by having to sign up for obama care, lawmakers are eating some with her cooking and facing glitches that their constituents are seeing as well. the process is a little different. the reality is and they have more options than average americans. they can pick among 100 gold levels. the government picks up as much as 75% of remembrance. that means the d.c. health exchange. empress of spared the same problems. john boehner said it took him several hours to sign up for his individual plant and it is not like the end result. in a hundred dollar -- an $800 a month bill. >> they will double. my co-pay will triple under obamacare. >> many democrats reported no big problems. they are getting the better coverage and cheaper premiums. lawmakers have a choice. they can opt out. that could cost them cash. a senator decided to enroll at and hee weight -- way gets no government subsidy. he is paying nearly $600 a month in premiums. others do not need to roll the they are covered by other insurance. ted cruz is covered by his wife's plan. she wears a goldman sachs. for thepassin
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